Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017

Newsletter 30 - 12th May 2017  

Hi Everyone Big SATs Week is over for another year, thank goodness! I cannot talk about the tests, nor can I share any of them with staff, children or parents - not until 22nd May, the date that the DfE say they can be released from our locked cupboard and shared with the public! I think it is true to say that the reading paper was fairer this year than last, while the English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers were, we feel, particularly challenging. The maths tests were also very challenging, with an increased number of arithmetic questions to complete within the same time. The 2nd reasoning paper was especially tough, both in terms of the language used, the way the questions were phrased (which really got the cognitive juices going!) and the level of challenge within the problem-solving questions....more